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MAGNIFICATION

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 1099 ratings

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5 stars This is the most spiritually inspirational album I have ever listened to. Okay, call me crazy for loving an album so much. It put me at ease when I was going through a tough time in my life. I recommend that everybody listens to this album, and I will try to keep my reviews brief: (1st four tracks blend)

Magnification: Flute part is kinda Tull-ish, very complicated harmony parts from Chris, crazy good bass parts during bridge to next song. Stand out: Chris and Jon

Spirit of Survival: One of the few actual rockers, the orchestral fills remind me of a James Bond flick, but heavier, talks of refugees escaping. Stand out: Steve

Don't Go: Happy and bouncy, Beatlesesque harmonies in bridge, poppiest of the tracks, almost Supertrampy with the heavy, but sustained clairinet and guitar. Stand out: Steve and Jon

Give Love Each Day: Sweet but powerful, almost a ballad because of its uber-melodic tendencies. Stand out: Jon

Can You Imagine: Chris leads vocals, symphonic suite leads into full-blown pompous rock, very short but very good. My favorite track. Stand out: Chris and Alan

We Agree: My least favorite, but a good filler between songs. Good minor harmonies, though. Stand out: Steve and Alan

Soft As a Dove: Jon's absolute creation, a folksy little ditty reminescent of 'Olias'. Good peaceful imagery. Stand out: Jon

Dreamtime: Very cool epic song, complete with jungle-like log drums from Alan during a near-mantra chant. Fast-paced with a classical composition at the end. Stand out: Alan

In The Presence Of: Second favorite, can't describe it with words, you must listen to it. All I can say is the final part builds to a climax of epic proportions. Stand out: Steve and Chris

Time Is Time: Like Soft..., a quait little Jon ditty. It is kind of a weak ending track, but I like it. Kind of a guilty pleasure. Stand out: Alan (piano) and Steve

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